I feel your pain and struggles. I know what it’s like to be imprisoned in your own mind and heart. Some days the walls are so high to climb, you just want to give up. I’ve been there in that exact same spot and all I can say is that you need to let it all out. Express yourself whatever way you know how to do it, but do it from your deepest core. It’s the only way out where you can find some answers and freedom.
Whether you’re a bird in a cage that is physical, mental, or emotional, there’s always an escape route and that’s by expressing your pain through your creativity. We are all artists and creative, some just choose to use it more than others. Find out what fills you up from the inside out and do that as much as humanly possible. When the caged bird sings, she’s asking for help, saying a prayer, crying her emotions out to the world. Some days she’s singing because she’s happy and that’s what connects her to the world and when we feel connected, it feels pretty damn good, right? It’s possible to find the positives within the negatives and feel free even though you are trapped inside your head. Start by getting out of your own way, close your eyes, and look with your heart instead. How do you want to feel? Let that be your measuring stick and your guide.
Feeling stuck on how to be creative? Here are some suggestions; sing, dance, make videos, write, draw, paint, sculpt, dramatic arts, play a musical instrument, photography, beauty techniques, hair design, fashion, cooking, baking, scrapbooking, interior decorating, renovating, party planning, building, sports, sewing, knitting, gardening, landscaping and the list goes on. What did you like to do when you were in grade 3? That’s always a good starting point.
From time to time life is going to make us feel lonely, disappointed, upset, confused, and trapped. However, despite all that, we need to remember who we truly are and if we don’t know, it’s time we did, because that’s what will help us deal with these tough times and get us through to the other side. Even when life seems to put up walls around us, it’s possible to live fulfilling lives by using our creativity so it can set us free.
That’s why even the caged bird sings.
Much Love ❤
**I would like to say many thanks, appreciation, and gratitude to everyone for reading my blogs and my new book “Winning While Losing: The Upside of Heartbreak.” It’s heartwarming to read all the feedback from you and to know it’s making a positive impact in the lives of others because that’s been my intention all along. I have been and still am a caged bird at times but my writing allows me to express myself so I can heal, feel free, and move on with my life in a positive way ❤
If you would like to pick up a copy of my book, it’s available at all online bookstores worldwide, FriesenPress bookstore and in some physical bookstores such as; Michabou, Prospero Books, Caversham Booksellers, and Chapters Kanata.
On Saturday, August 12th, 2017, I will be hosting a book signing event for “Winning While Losing: The Upside of Heartbreak” at Chapters Kanata in Ottawa, from 11 am – 3 pm. They are located in the Kanata Centrum Shopping Centre at 400 Earl Grey Drive, Kanata, Ontario K2T 1B9. Signed paperback copies can be purchased for $20 +taxes. Hope to see you there!
Many heartfelt thanks for all your love and support, dare to live courageously…
~ Jennifer Green